Kitchener-Waterloo Real Estate Market Report May 2024

Kitchener-Waterloo Real Estate Market Report May 2024

The average price of a detached homes

Please don't hesitate to reach out for detailed stats that are specific to your neighbourhood, or even if you're just curious about what the house down the street sold for – it'd be great to hear from you!



You don’t want to “kid around” when it comes to preparing your home for showings.

When your home’s on the market, getting ready for showings can sometimes be a bit of a challenge, but it's even harder when you share your home with little ones.

The trick to selling a family home is to make it appeal to buyers who have children as well as those who don’t. Here are a few tips to help you prepare your home to show with kids in tow:

Curb Appeal
Don't leave toys, sidewalk chalk or bikes strewn outside your home as drive-by viewings can occur when you least expect it.

Buyers should be able to imagine themselves living in your home, so clear the kids’ artwork off the fridge and take down photos, awards and mementos.

Play Time's Over
Keep one box of toys on hand and pack up the rest as having too many toys lying around looks messy and can make your rooms appear smaller.

Clean Your Room!
Go through your kids’ rooms and pair down stuffed animals, trophies and toys. Any remaining items should be neatly placed up on shelves.

Behind Closed Doors
Buyers can never get enough closet space so get rid of any clothing items that your kids have outgrown or that are out of season.

Time to Grow Up
Buyers should be able to visualize your playroom as their rec room so get rid of any “kid clutter” so it’ll look large enough for their pool table.

Ready, Set, Go
Have a diaper bag that’s ready with everything you need in case you have to make a quick getaway for a last-minute showing.

Preparing your home for sale is a great opportunity to cut down on clutter and by doing it now, you’ll have less to pack when it comes time to move!

Showings can occur on short notice so make sure you have a system in place that enables you to vacate your home quickly.

Keeping a home perfectly staged with little ones running around can be a challenge, but it'll be well worth it in the end!



There are so many pets in the Kitchener-Waterloo area that need a good home.

For all you dog lovers out there, May 20th marks National Rescue Dog Day which was created to help raise awareness about the huge number of dogs who are currently waiting in shelters for a new place to call home.

Thankfully, the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society has been working tirelessly to rescue and care for animals that have been abandoned, abused or neglected.

They’re extremely overwhelmed and under-resourced though due to the increasing number of animals in need of help, so it's important that we offer our support.

Helping is easy! For example, consider donating some of your old towels and blankets. They’re also in constant need of pet food, cleaning supplies, grooming tools, leashes, chew toys and, of course, treats!

Having a loyal pet by your side is a great way to fetch joy and chase away loneliness but if you’re unable to take on a dog full-time, there are a variety of volunteer opportunities such as fostering or dog walking.

If you already share your home with a rescue dog, remember to share a pic of your pup on May 20th with the hashtag #nationalrescuedogday, along with a short story of how you and your dog have changed each other's lives.

This National Rescue Dog Day, unleash some love and loyalty by adopting, donating or volunteering to help turn a tail of woe into a tale of wagging joy!



Home is where the heart is. 🏡 ❤️

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